In 2007, two Bay Area Writing Project teacher-consultants, Yumi Matsui and Clifford Lee, collaborated with the Pearson Foundation to document their semester-long, project-based learning unit focused on immigration. The video details the American Immigration Digital Storytelling Project from the beginning stages through to the end when the students show their work at Exhibition Night, in front of families, peers, and teachers.
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Created by the Dr. Michael Wesch and his Introduction to Anthropology class, the video explores many of the new ways that students are learning and interacting with one another using new media and social networking, and is part of the Digital Ethnography project, which investigates the impact of media on society and culture.
Thus begins, the video called "The Machine is Us/in Us", created by Dr. Michael Wesch, researcher and assistant professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University. This video and others he has done, come out of research for the Digital Ethnography project, which looks at the effects of new media on culture and society. Though this reads like a poem, this progression at the start of the video introduces the audience to the idea that the web will transform the ways in which individuals communicate, write, and gather information.
The Did You Know series of video presentations was conceived of by the creative team of Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod, with creative support and assistance from XPLANE, beginning with the first version release in August 2006.
I believe in the power of voice. As an English Language Arts teacher, I value voice in writing, speaking, and as a means to critical thinking or engaging in ideas. I want my students to know they have something to contribute and can insert their “oar” in life’s many conversations.
This resource highlights my experiences working with students to share their voice with the world through a podcasting project focused on their beliefs.
The Digital Youth Network (DYN) website contains descriptions and videos of the afterschool, in school, and online programs that focus on studies in girlhood, gaming, graphic design, video production, music and audio production, robotics, and hip-hop and spoken word.
Committed to advancing higher education by promoting the "intelligent use" of information technology, Educause publishes Educause Quaterly and Education Review, as well as initiating a number of other programs that further research in the field, networking and community building opportunities, and resources for educators and learners.
Living and Learning with New Media is a white paper produced by the researchers at the University of California at Berkeley from their Digital Youth Project, which looked at emerging trends in youth culture surrounding the use of and integration of digital media and technology in their lives.
I decided to teach myself multimedia composition by creating this video alongside students in my Advanced Composition for Future Teachers class at Chico State University.
Published in the fall 2005 edition of the online scholarly journal, Kairos, "Why Teach Digital Writing?", provides a primer on thinking about the pedagogy of teaching and the practice of doing writing using the multiplicity of new media and social media available to students.
The Center for Social Media supports educators in navigating a convergence of digital landscapes that find their way into the classroom, specifically around the use of and rearticulation of copyrighted materials by students in the production of media.
After my first year at Williamston High School, I was labeled as one of the writing teachers within the English department. I was given some degree of freedom with how I wanted to explore and develop new ways of teaching writing. There were two significant struggles I constantly faced with what seemed to be little reward: motivation and voice. All too often, my students shot strange looks my way as I grew increasingly excited about assignments and they grew more and more disengaged with what was going on in class.
The Center for Media Literacy (CML) is an educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resources nationally.
During the 2008-2009 school year, my class was involved in a service learning project. The project utilized various technologies and digital media to complete the task. These tools proved to be invaluable for the English language learners who comprised the majority of my classroom.
Project New Media Literacies (NML) is a research initiative that explores how we might best equip young people with the social skills and cultural competencies required to become full participants in an emergent media landscape and raise public understanding about what it means to be literate in a globally interconnected, multicultural world.